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Loading The Dishwasher Racks; Upper Rack; Lower Rack; Silverware Basket - GE GSD6900 Owner's Manual

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Loading the dishwasher racks.

For best dishwashing results, follow these loading guidelines. Features and appearance of racks and silverware
baskets may vary from your model.
Don't let any item
extend through
To remove end baskets, grasp the
basket at opposite corners and slide

Upper Rack

Although the upper rack is for glasses, cups
and saucers, pots and pans can be placed
in this rack for effective cleaning. Cups and
glasses fit best along the sides. This is also
a secure place for dishwasher-safe plastics.
The upper rack is adjustable (on some
models) to add flexibility in loading your
dishwasher. To lower, push tabs in and lower
rack. To raise, just pull up on rack until it
The utility shelf (on some models) may be
placed in the up or down position to add
flexibility. A wine glass holder (on some
models) secures wine glasses for best
washability. Because wine glasses come
in various sizes, after loading, slowly push
in the rack to make sure they will clear
the top of the dishwasher.

Lower Rack

The lower rack is best used for plates,
saucers, and cookware. Large items such
as broiler pans and baking racks should
go along the left-hand side. Load platters,
pots and bowls along the sides, in corners, or
in the back. The soiled side of items should
face the center of the rack. If necessary,
oversized glasses and mugs can be placed in
the lower rack to maximize loading flexibility.

Silverware Basket

A variety of options is available regarding
the three-piece silverware basket in your
dishwasher. The complete basket is designed
to fit on the right side of the lower rack.
Additionally, each end of the basket is
removable to add loading flexibility to
accommodate flatware and lower rack
capacity needs.
To load flatware, simply push the adjustable
handle to either side. Put flatware in the
basket with knife handles up to protect
your hands. Place spoons in the basket
with handles down. Mix knives, forks and
spoons so they don't nest together.
The upper rack is good for all kinds of
odd-shaped utensils. Saucepans, mixing
bowls and other items should be placed face
down. Fold-down tines (on some models)
provide flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-
fit items.
Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over
2 tines when possible.
Make sure small plastic items are secure so
they can't fall onto the heater.
Be sure that items do not protrude through the
bottom of the rack and block rotation of the
middle spray arm. This could result in poor
wash performance for items in the upper rack.
Check to make sure that no items will block
rotation of the wash arms.
Also, be careful not to let a portion of
an item such as a pot or dish handle
extend through the bottom rack. This could
block the wash arm and cause poor washing
Fold-down tines (on some models) provide
flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-fit items.
The tines may be left in the up position or
folded down to customize the lower rack.
The provided lids with slots can be used
to avoid nesting of silverware. Small plastic
items, such as measuring spoons and
lids for small containers, should go in
the bottom of the silverware basket with
silverware on top.
The lids of both end and middle baskets can
be closed to contain small items. Long items
can be placed on the utility shelf in the
upper rack.


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